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  1. etphoto's Avatar
    I too (just discovered) I fell victim to this. Because they removed placeholders I basically stopped using onedrive. However, I just tried emailing some PDFs to a customer that I had "SAVED" on onedrive. I went there and they were gone. In a panic I searched and searched and found them in the recycle bin. However, since they were in the recycle bin for more than 30 days they were not retrievable. P*ssed off I just went ahead and deleted all my onedrive folders and went back to the old fashion external hard drive method. Its a sad day when 80s technology works better than Microsoft's 2016 cloud storage service.

    If you go to Microsoft communities there are many threads on this subject.

    Sent from my Surface 3
    01-23-2016 08:12 AM
  2. kwajr's Avatar
    Interesting, I've suspected this exact activity happened a year or two before when my memory became at odds with what was actually in my pictures folder.

    This has happened to me a few times for years.

    I assumed it was some one in my family all my kids and wife had wps so thought they did t know what they were doing.

    Bottom line iis look at your recycle bin sometimes
    01-23-2016 08:36 AM
  3. pfwhitworth's Avatar
    I'm using Windows 7 Professional. Started losing documents and folders. Not sure exactly when this started to happen but created a folder for some 2016 tax documents bank statement copies etc. The folder was gone next time I looked in Onedrive. I thought I must have made a mistake and recreated the folder and copied in the docs. Few days later, went to copy some more documents and folder was gone again! As were some documents from a previously created folder.

    I saw some posts about this problem and checked recycle bin. All the stuff I had recently copied to Onedrive was in the recycle bin!!! I used the restore feature and all seemed well....until a couple of days later I checked Onedrive and my documents were gone. Again. They were in the recycle bin.

    This problem seems to have been reported by others on other sites. Naturally Microsoft is ignoring the issue. Bottom line: I not longer trust Onedrive. I was lucky. I didn't lose much. But I can never trust this product with anything of any importance and I'm reluctantly going back to portable drives for my saved documents.
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    03-07-2016 08:40 AM
  4. vice86's Avatar
    Just upgraded from 8.1 to 10 and noticed I lost a lot of hard drive space. Now i see about 30GB in my trash and it looks like a bunch of stuff from my OneDrive account. Not sure why it would all be in there and guess have to test if i delete from trash will it actually delete it from my onedrive account.

    Another annoying thing is I used to be able to see all my files from OneDrive in that stide bar when I had OneDrive expanded. Now its just empty and asks if i want to sync all my OD folders to it...no, i dont need them back on there. It's already on a backup. I guess they're forcing you to use the app now intead of just seeing it on the left sidebar tree?

    EDIT: Wow, actually 145GB in my trash...deleted all and my OneDrive acct is still intact. Not sure why all those files were in there. I know i put some in but i know not 145GB worth.
    Last edited by vice86; 05-19-2016 at 01:21 AM.
    05-19-2016 01:04 AM
  5. Mesbah's Avatar
    originally I had this problem then after an update it vanished but after last update it appeared again. So new files & folders I save on OneDrive and copy to 950XL SD remain on OneDrive but deleted from 950XL SD
    05-19-2016 02:00 AM
  6. Crossy7980's Avatar
    It's still happening for me, but it appears to be only one of the several PCs which sync to the one OneDrive.

    It seems to occur when I start my W10 lappie so the first thing I do is restore everything in the bin, it does NOT seem to happen with my W8 (not 8.1) laptop.
    10-06-2016 10:48 PM
  7. GeorgeF2's Avatar
    Discovered today that files was deleted on 5 Dec 2016, and yes its in the recycle bin.
    Im 100% sure I did not delete these files on the local machine.

    Win 10 Pro - updated 100%

    12-29-2016 04:46 AM
  8. SteveNoza's Avatar
    I had a bunch of files disappear, so I suspected they went to the recycle bin as per this thread, but they were not there! I eventually found them in a folder (that I didn't make) in the Public folder! WTF!
    01-03-2017 08:56 AM
  9. EpicenterX's Avatar
    If you try and open a file online, and close the file before its able to fully open becuase its hanging or youre tired of waiting, this stupid OneDrive system will throw your file in the recycling bin - everytime. Who the $%&# thought that would be a good idea. Yeah, I've caught it doing it to me on multiple computers across all platforms on .doc .pdf files.

    It just did it again, just now.
    02-11-2017 10:11 AM
  10. SteveNoza's Avatar
    If you try and open a file online, and close the file before its able to fully open becuase its hanging or youre tired of waiting, this stupid OneDrive system will throw your file in the recycling bin - everytime. Who the $%&# thought that would be a good idea. Yeah, I've caught it doing it to me on multiple computers across all platforms on .doc .pdf files.

    It just did it again, just now.
    Thanks! good to know. OneDrive has been behaving itself since the file moving incident I posted about above.
    02-18-2017 11:53 AM
  11. garyhb's Avatar
    Yup, just discovered 7 gigs of resources in my recycle bin and not for the first time.

    Nope, sorry I was wrong.. IT WAS 15 GB!

    Now, my Onedrive account says I'm using 5 GB of my 1TB. So, I hit 'Restore all'. Onedrive starts to replace the files. The recycle bin shows 'empty'. OK good. Onedrive says I'm using 16GB of my 1TB

    Then I get suspicious because some folders on my PC just aren't getting the blue update marker and on reflection I thought I had more files.

    I go back to Onedrive. I go to the recycle bin and there's a pile more files. I restore all again. Onedrive says I'm using 21GB of my 1TB! More blue markers appear... ok ... Onedrive now says I'm using 16GB of my 1TB again!

    NO...WAIT...IT'S 22.6GB ... I mean WTF!

    I've been a programmer, Linux user, built my own network so I'm not that clueless here but this is just stupid! Good job I keep backups...

    Last edited by garyhb; 02-24-2017 at 05:23 PM. Reason: read the post...
    02-24-2017 04:46 PM
  12. BostonHo's Avatar
    same thing happens here
    i am using onedrive in both my macbook and Window PC
    yesterday while i was using macbook, Onedrive deleted my files. i DID NOT do anything
    today while i opened my Window PC, Onedrive again deleted my files
    I can see each of my files being deleted one by one, but i couldnt stop it
    fortunately they were all in Recycled bin
    oh gosh what happened to ONEDRIVE
    04-08-2017 08:37 AM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    Very strange. I have personally not had this happen. Just looked in recycle bin to be sure and there were just a couple files that I had deleted.
    Need to find what is causing this for some. Should not have to worry about something like this happening.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    04-08-2017 08:57 AM
  14. mrpuny's Avatar
    I just ran into this as well. I just noticed some files were missing this morning. Somehow OneDrive has been auto deleting a bunch of files; it looks like it started back on March 23rd. (At least that was the earliest delete date I saw in the recycle bin.) Was a whole bunch of random files including MP3s, photos, etc. This is not good.
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    04-15-2017 03:26 PM
  15. mrpuny's Avatar
    I haven't had a lot of time to figure this out over the holiday weekend, but what's been going on with my OneDrive is insane. I'm finding multiple copies of the same file (same name, from the same location, same size and metadata, etc.) in the Recycle Bin. They even have overlapping creation dates. But it's even worse than that. I'm seeing evidence of cross linking of files.

    For example, I've got a deleted MP3 (track #5 out of 13) that has 12 copies in the recycle bin. 11 of them are the same file and are 8.98 MB; the 12th (and apparently last) deleted copy is only 33.0 KB and is actually an old security cam photo from a different location with the MP3's filename. And of the real MP3 copies, one has a creation date of 4/8/2017 and deletion date of 4/9/2017, but another one of these duplicates has a creation date of 4/6/2017 and a deletion date of 4/9/2017, both showing the same original location. According to these dates, there were two identical copies in the same place at the same time.

    At the moment I've unlinked all my PCs from OneDrive and want to see if that seems to stabilize things until I've got time to dig further. But seeing what I'm seeing, I'm going to have to go through all my files to see if any other corruption has been taking place.
    04-16-2017 09:54 AM
  16. Bigsro's Avatar
    Recycle Bin seems to be behaving for me for now but my lord am I having some issues creating and using Albums within both my W10 950XL and Surface 3.

    My daughter is 4 weeks old and I've been taking hundreds of pictures. Trying to upload and manage these via the photos app is infuriating. Constant - 'Try again in a bit' messages when I try and upload a locally created Album, so I thought I'd use Onedrive (app and web interface) to create an Album.

    I select say 20 photos to add to an album I created, add to album, the album refreshes...only 10 are actually showing. Rinse and repeat until all or most of the photos I want are there.

    Recycle bin has some photos in it, not sure how. But just moving things around in Onedrive (into Albums) is plain awful and the W10 mobile app even throws up 'tooltips' such as CTRL+E to select all.

    So unstable and a shockingly poor user experience.
    04-19-2017 03:39 AM
  17. alexncfc's Avatar
    Can somebody explain why this is still happening?? I have just checked in my Recycle Bin (local on my laptop, Windows 10 version 1703) and found 40 random files which I hadn't deleted from my laptop or my OneDrive - I logged in to the OneDrive website and clicked on the online Recycle Bin in the website and sure enough, there were the files that were sat in my Recycle Bin on my Windows 10 install - 39 of them from one folder, 1 from another. I restored them and back they went.

    They were apparently deleted on 15th May - but I know for absolute certain I did not delete these files.

    This happened a few months back, with a random bunch of picture files. The trouble at that point was, they were all sat in my local Recycle Bin along with many many other non-OneDrive deleted files, and I couldn't restore them properly.

    This is now getting to be a bit of a joke - if I hadn't looked in my local Recycle Bin tonight by chance, I would never have seen these had been deleted. Why is their service moving random files to the Recycle Bin? Have we heard anything from Microsoft on this yet??
    05-20-2017 05:54 PM
  18. eNerdTracey's Avatar
    Sounds to me more like the $Recycle.Bin virus. Have you all looked into that yet? I just got that virus yesterday and it's moving all my current files into my Windows Recycle Bin without me doing anything. (google: $Recycle.Bin virus)
    06-07-2017 09:59 AM
  19. Texas_Night_Owl's Avatar
    MS has been deleting my files since it was named SkyDrive and I believe it was still the Windows XP days. I lost thousands of files due to MS before I realized it.

    Now I only keep files I want to sync with OneNote on my phone. Today I noticed that my PC has not been able to sync with those OneNote files in 2 weeks. Turns out MS decided all on its own to move my Office Live Documents folder into the E-Mail Attachments folder.

    My suggestion is for people to buy the lifetime license to MS Office programs and ignore the subscriptions with 1 TB of data. I use Sync to get 500 MB of space for a year for $50 (unlike Dropbox, Sync cannot decrypt your data without knowing your password), then run CrashPlan so that it keeps documents forever.

    Suppose if you must let MS destroy your data, you should at least get Crashplan and go into the settings to set retention to forever.
    07-14-2017 07:38 PM
  20. guiltygreen's Avatar
    Hi guys, I made an account just to comment:
    My Surfacebook / OneDrive is deleting ALL the files in my general Pictures folder on its own:

    Attachment 137631

    I noticed it yesterday, when I tried to find a music file I had JUST added (I use this folder as a general holding place for everything). The music file seemed to have completely disappeared, and it wasn't showing up in any of my other folders. I decided to check the Recycle Bin, just in case I had accidentally dragged and dropped it into the wrong folder, even though I was pretty sure I hadn't.

    Bam, it was there... along with other files I swore I had also saved / placed into the Pictures folder. I started panicking, like, had I lost thousands of files without knowing? And emptying my Recycle bin without knowing these precious files were in there somehow? I'm about to bring it up to the Microsoft Support team, but I thought I'd check online to see if there were any other solutions.

    I found the 'lost' files in both OneDrive, and the Recycle Bin.

    I'm still figuring it out, but at least for me, I think:
    OneDrive deletes the original copies off your PC, once it syncs (or "copies") the files to the OneDrive cloud.

    It seems quite recent (I know my files were still in the Pictures folder a month ago).

    If you check out my screenshot, the red sync error icon said something about having two, duplicate copies of the same file / same name, even though it's clear the entire folder was missing. That's how I figured out maybe they were all hidden somewhere... but only on OneDrive, and not on my PC anymore.

    Will post back here if I have more updates, hope this helps someone else too. I have thousands of picture files in each folder (graphic designer, photography etc.), so it's hard for me to notice, let alone keep track of when files go missing.

    I'm really glad you guys posted about this though, because I thought I was going crazy! Thanks!
    10-03-2017 08:55 PM
  21. anchinnk's Avatar
    I was shocked to notice exactly the same behaviour in my OneDrive (it's now Oct 2017) as others were describing in 2015! I had never used OneDrive before because I don't trust ANY cloud system. But I was recommended to do so by a savvy IT man. I'm a translator and my past translations are cash in the bank for me if a customer comes along later with a revamped version of their operating instructions. I can reuse masses of the old texts. They are in OneDrive and suddenly, before just emptying the RB I checked (normally I don't) to see why it was 1 GB big. It contained masses of my reference files, ones that haven't changed for years, so there was no requirement to "update" anything. Yet another example of Microsoft's general attitude of "we don't care about you".
    10-15-2017 04:21 AM
  22. pkstree's Avatar
    Did you guys by any chance delete the files on your local OneDrive folder on the PC? Cause stupidly, if you delete the files off your PC (since you already have them on the cloud), OneDrive takes it that you're deleting the files entirely.
    Yes, I did this, and for this reason I really want to move to Mac with my next laptop upgrade (which unfortunately would be in a few years if at all due to not being rich/ having spare money).... I just hate this. Thank goodness that I had just backed up to my external hard drive and thank goodness ONedrive/evilmegamonster didn't think to delete those too as it was plugged into the usb drive at the time. Really really hate onedrive...rant over, for now
    06-16-2018 05:26 PM
  23. pkstree's Avatar
    Yes, I did this, and for this reason I really want to move to Mac with my next laptop upgrade (which unfortunately would be in a few years if at all due to not being rich/ having spare money).... I just hate this. Thank goodness that I had just backed up to my external hard drive and thank goodness ONedrive/evilmegamonster didn't think to delete those too as it was plugged into the usb drive at the time. Really really hate onedrive...rant over, for now
    Just to add Why Why Why does onedrive/evilmegamonster have to duplicate all the files on my laptop therefore taking up twice the harddrive space even when I have opted to not sync???????
    06-16-2018 05:28 PM
  24. Ivan Rovder's Avatar
    It's still not solved - happened to me now; a couple gigs deleted last week, fortunately I could find and restore them them from OneDrive's bin. I suspect the files were deleted when I turned on my another PC wit OD sync last week. I cannot afford to lose my files so going to another cloud NOW (+ local backups of course).
    07-16-2018 05:58 AM
  25. Timbre70's Avatar
    Why can't a cloud service company get the basic right? 😩
    Last edited by Timbre70; 07-18-2018 at 06:26 PM.
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